Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympics Day 8: Dutch Hodgepodge

I came home for lunch today and was greeted with the smells of sauteing leeks and sausage. Gail was making me a Dutch leek hodgepodge with sausage. I now see where that word comes from. This is a bunch of sauteed ingredients mixed into mashed potatoes, a true hodgepodge. The picture makes the dish look like something you would get in a high school cafeteria, but the flavors worked extremely well. What a delicious and simple dish.

Dutch Leek Hodgepodge with Sausage
Ingredient per serving

½ c warm mashed potatoes
½ T olive oil
½ c sliced leeks
½ c chopped red pepper
3 oz cooked wurst sausage
1 oz grated cheese
  1. If necessary, prepare mashed potatoes. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy skillet over med heat. While oil heats, halve leeks lengthwise; spread leaves; clean thoroughly under cold tap water; slice into thick rings.
  3. Remove seeds from red peppers; chop into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Saute leek and pepper pieces until tender, about 5 min.
  5. While vegetables sauté, slice sausage into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Mix leeks, peppers, and half of sausage into mashed potatoes.
  7. Grease oven dish; transfer mixture in; arrange remaining sausage over top; sprinkle with cheese.
  8. Bake 20 min.

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